There are many of us that hope a few elite tight ends can reopen the middle of the field and return that spark to our offense. I miss the tight end in our passing game, at least we have an H-back out there for a few plays a game, and you have to love the fake RPO handoff and pass over the backers to Davis Allen once every other game. Star tight ends want to get the ball more though and I don't see them committing to be an H-back and 2 targets a game - maybe if we force the issue in the passing game, "If you build it, they will come..."
I do no know why we even bother recruiting/ playing TEs. I checked the stats from the last 3 years, and they only account for 12% of the receptions in our offense, yet we have 4 on Scholarship. All we need are a couple of serviceable walk-ons like Luke Price and we are fine here.
running around people. Their sole intent and purpose in getting their hands on the ball is to step on somebody's face. I do not not mind if our staff runs this play a few times a game to keep defenses honest, but having 4 on scholarship when they account for 12% of the receptions is akin to having 32 receivers and backs on scholarship, and that math does knot check out.
I would hope so, but actually, none of us know, or have we seen the type of offense that Streeter will run this coming season!!! But I do hope that we have a superior air attack, that would help our RBs with getting into open space for big gains. A dominant air attack creates a strong running game, especially with the RBs we have!!!
There were just two games last season that saw the TEs have more than two catches. Also two games where they had none, one during the visit of the nation's nr one TE. Considering the struggles catching the ball and getting open the WRs had, don't understand why TEs weren't made a bigger part of the offense in addition to blocking. Recall Davis Allen missing just one catchable ball. Ennis caught the only ball thrown his way. B'stool was reliable as well. Certainly would enjoy seeing their usage increase.